Brandes To Abolish CRC in FL

Brandes To Abolish CRC in FL

FL might say goodbye to ridiculous amendments

Jim McCool
Jim McCool
March 18, 2021

Today in the Florida Senate, Senator Jeff Brandes (R-24) moved to totally abolish the Constitutional Revision Commission.

This arises from Brandes' concerns of non-elected officials tampering with Florida Constitutional law.

Senator Darryl Rouson (D-19) however, confronted Brandes on the Senate floor and asked why Brandes wanted to jump to such extremes.

Brandes then told the Senate, "the Constitution is a foundational document and now unelected officials are tampering with it, with no accountability", adding that we already, "have multiple ways to hold elected officials accountable, through the ballot box."

Brandes then characterized the commission as, "An abomination of the Republic."

Rouson however, believes that a more effective move on the commission would be, "getting rid of bundling of amendments in elections." Bundling being putting two issues in one amendment.

Brandes continues to believe that only the people, and who they choose should lead the state and should decide the law, telling Rouson that, "you just can't put lipstick on this pig, the best thing you can do is put the pig down."

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Jim McCool

Jim McCool

Jim is a graduate of Florida State University where he studied Political Science, Religion and Criminology. He has been a reporter for the Floridian since January of 2021 and will start law school in 2024.

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